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July 30, 2017 01:04 PM
Bills' Charles Clay: Sunday rest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay sat out Sunday's training camp practice as a rest day, John Murphy of BuffaloBills.com reports.

This could be a frequent occurrence throughout the summer for Clay, as his knee may not be 100 percent for quite some time. He's also got quite a bit of wear and tear on his body, and with there being a big drop-off between Clay and whoever wins the No. 2 tight end job, you can bet the team will closely monitor his reps.

January 10, 2016 12:00 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: No carries in playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee) did not get a carry nor was he targeted in Saturday's 30-0 loss to Kansas City in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

For a good portion of the regular season, after Arian Foster went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, Polk looked like the top backup who was threatening lead back Alfred Blue. But he eventually lost playing time to Jonathan Grimes and will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He had a career-high 99 carries for 334 yards (3.4 ypa) and caught 16 passes for 109 yards. The Texans may move on from Foster, opening up the running back job, but Polk is not considered an offseason priority, though his organizational familiarity may be an asset.

January 4, 2016 08:14 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Limited touches in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee) had three carries for four yards in Houston's 30-6 win over Jacksonville in Week 17.

Polk and Jonathan Grimes each shared top-backup status behind Alfred Blue at various points during the season, but it's Grimes (two touchdowns against the Jaguars) who has the upper hand heading into the first-round of the playoffs when Houston hosts Kansas City. Polk will remain part of a three-back committee, but his usage is subject to other factors.

December 27, 2015 05:12 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Splits carries with Alfred Blue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee) rushed 11 times for 38 yards, but was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's win in Tennessee.

Polk split carries with Alfred Blue (back), seeing 11 total touches to Blue's 16. Neither was able to distinguish themselves as both failed to break the 4.0 yard-per-carry mark, so expect a similar distribution in next week's season finale against the Jaguars.

December 20, 2015 05:24 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Only four touches in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee) rushed four times for six yards Sunday against the Colts.

Polk started last weekend's game against the Patriots, but Alfred Blue took over the backfield Sunday, rushing 20 times for 107 yards. Blue was limited to special teams duty against the Pats but his return to health pushed him back to the top of the depth chart, where he'll likely be in Week 16 against the Titans, which obviously limits Polk's fantasy upside.

December 14, 2015 02:26 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Starts Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk served as the Texans' starting running back Sunday night against the Patriots, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Polk replaced teammate Alfred Blue, who was relegated to only special teams work Sunday night, after previously serving as the Texans' primary replacement for Arian Foster (Achilles). In his starting role, Polk totaled 34 rushing yards on 11 carries, but Jonathan Grimes led the Texans with 53 yards on seven carries. In a committee-based, underwhelming rushing attack, Polk's starting role could certainly change, but it's worth noting he was Houston's first-choice at running back in Week 14.

December 14, 2015 01:32 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Splits work with Grimes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk had 11 carries for 34 yards and two catches for 14 yards (two targets) in Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Patriots.

According to Pro Football Focus, the running-backs snaps were divided between Polk (22), Jonathan Grimes (23) and Akeem Hunt (seven), with Alfred Blue active but not having a role on offense. Polk's workload is at least trending in the right direction the past few weeks, but he's still splitting snaps in an unproductive backfield.

December 6, 2015 07:04 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Leads backfield in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk rushed 12 times for 61 yards and caught his only target for an 11-yard touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Bills.

After failing to get double-digit touches in all but one game this season, Polk led the Texans' backfield Sunday, as Jonathan Grimes rushed five times for 28 yards and Alfred Blue four times for 14 yards. Blue has been dealing with a back injury of late, but there wasn't any indication that he'd be so limited Sunday that Polk would get the most touches. While the increase in playing time is encouraging, up next on the schedule is a Week 14 matchup against the Patriots, who have been fairly strong against the run this season.

December 1, 2015 09:20 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Totals 27 yards against the Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk rushed for 21 yards on six carries and added a six-yard catch in Sunday's win over the Saints.

Polk has 20 touches over his past three games - four fewer than No. 3 back Jonathan Grimes. Having not scored a touchdown since Week 5, Polk does not appear set to make up for his more modest role by vulturing touchdowns. In fact, the Texans are particularly pass-heavy near the end zone, rushing for just five touchdowns as compared to 22 through the air this season. With Houston picking up momentum, don't expect any changes in operations.

November 29, 2015 11:50 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Suits up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee, hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Polk's fantasy ceiling remains limited, however, as long as both Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes remain healthy enough to handle work in the Houston backfield.

November 27, 2015 07:00 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Listed as probable this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee, hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Polk's fantasy utility remains limited to deeper formats as long as both Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes remain healthy enough to play. With that in mind, Blue was limited at practice Friday, but still listed as probable for Sunday's contest.

November 25, 2015 06:42 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Polk is trending in the right direction, but as long as he's the No. 3 option (behind Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes) in the Texans' rushing attack, his fantasy utility will be limited to deeper formats.

November 22, 2015 11:49 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

In any case, as the No. 3 option in the Texans' ground game, Polk's fantasy utility is limited to deeper formats as long as both Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes remain in the mix.

November 22, 2015 07:21 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Expected to face Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Despite likely being active, Polk will get touches after Alfred Blue and the Jets boast one of the better run defenses in the NFL, both of which severely limit his fantasy upside.

November 20, 2015 02:59 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Questionable this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Currently the No. 3 option in the Texans' rushing attack, Polk's fantasy utility is restricted to deeper formats as long as both Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes are healthy enough to play.

November 19, 2015 03:21 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Returns to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Polk is trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Jets approaches, but as the No. 3 option in the Texans' ground game, he's only a consideration in deeper formats.

November 18, 2015 05:33 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Sits out Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

More on Polk's status Thursday, but as the No. 3 option in the Texans' rushing attack, his fantasy utility is restricted to deeper formats.

November 17, 2015 08:21 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Minimal role in Week 11 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk rushed four times for 14 yards in Monday night's 10-6 win over the Bengals.

Starting back Alfred Blue has just 61 yards on 26 carries the last two weeks, which has opened up opportunities for both Polk and Jonathan Grimes, who had six carries for 33 yards against the Bengals. The running game as a whole has been unproductive, so none of three are worth a spot on a fantasy roster until the offensive line starts creating space.

November 10, 2015 02:59 PM
Texans' Chris Polk: Demoted to No. 3 running back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk is listed as the No. 3 running back on the Texans' depth chart coming out of Houston's Week 9 bye.

Polk worked as the backup running back behind Alfred Blue in Week 8, but he will slot in as the third-string running back this week behind both Blue and Jonathan Grimes. The Texans did not provide a reason for the depth chart change, but Polk has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry this season, so it's possible the coaching staff simply wants to give Grimes an opportunity to improve upon that.

November 2, 2015 06:51 AM
Texans' Chris Polk: Second running back in Week 8 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Polk (knee) served as the backup to starting running back Alfred Blue in Week 8's win over the Titans. He had eight carries for 18 yards while catching one of two targets for four yards in the win.

This was the first game post-Arian Foster's season-ending Achilles injury. We presumed correctly that Alfred Blue would be the starter, but also thought Polk would be more involved as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Instead, Blue was targeted a season-high five times, leaving Polk with a minimal second-string role. The two backs' usage could, and will likely, change from week to week, but Blue is the clear leader in Houston's backfield.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/222
Birthdate:
12/16/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
San Pedro, CA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
5
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